The following table is a semi-update of the project I worked on last year, collecting and analysing fair dealing policies of the 40 largest Canadian universities, plus UPEI. Below you will find the current state of the policies.
Update: Thanks to Robert Tiessen for pointing out that I had categorized University of Winsdor as an AC-licensed institution. The error has been fixed in the table.
The second column indicates whether the university has signed a licence with Access Copyright. Only two of those entries will have changed since the original research: University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario have declined to renew their licences with the collective. The third column indicates whether the school has an updated fair dealing policy available on its web site (a “no” can mean that there is no policy available at all, or that there is one but it hasn’t been updated to reflect changes in the law since 2012). The fourth column specifies whether the school’s fair dealing policy is based on the one created by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. In the fifth column, I have recorded whether the university has adopted (or at least links to) the AUCC’s documents outlining the application of their fair dealing policy.
Quick calculations show that fewer than half of the universities in the sample have signed a licence with Access Copyright. Eighty percent have an updated fair dealing policy available on their web sites, and most are based on the AUCC’s. So far, only 22 percent of the universities (or about 30 percent of those who use the AUCC’s policy) have adopted the application guidelines.
|University||Access Copyright relationship||Updated fair dealing policy||Adapted from AUCC guidelines||Using AUCC application documents?|